FIRST ON WITN: Arrest Made In Greenville Bank Robbery

An arrest has been made in Wednesday's bank robbery in Greenville.

Police have charged Steven Peele, Jr. with common law robbery for the hold-up at the First Citizen's Bank on Greenville Boulevard.

Peele was arrested this morning at his apartment on East 5th Street. Police did not say what led them to suspect the 38-year-old man in the bank robbery.


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Greenville police are investigating the second bank robbery in as many days.

The latest one happened Wednesday morning at the First Citizens Bank on Greenville Boulevard, near 14th Street.

The lone robber walked into the bank around 10:45 a.m. Surveillance photos show he was wearing a blue hooded jacket and blue jeans.

Police say the man walked into the bank and demanded money. No weapon was seen during the robbery.

To view surveillance photos of the bank robber, scroll down to the gallery

Anyone with information is asked to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

An hour before the bank robbery in Greenville, another bank in Tarboro was also held up. Tarboro police tell WITN they do not believe the two robberies are connected.

On Tuesday two people were arrested for robbing the Centura Bank on Mall Drive after a reserve deputy sheriff spotted the pair leaving the bank and followed them.


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  • by FCB Location: Eastern NC on Feb 21, 2009 at 06:14 AM
    I was surprised to see he lived so far away from the bank, as there has been alot of criminal activity in the apartments and condos within walking distance of that bank. Good job, GPD. PS - And what does the color of the teller have to do with anything? A holdup is scary for all involved, no matter what race you affiliate with!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 20, 2009 at 10:14 PM
    Anonymous... WRONG... if this guy "didn't" go to an African American teller he was a racist. No "s" on the end! ...Now you're a silly goose... LOL
  • by Courrier on Feb 20, 2009 at 10:04 PM
    To the Last comment... That wouldn't surprise me. Do we all just love how "people" keep kindling the flame of racism. "People" say can we just stop racism. You see it on tv all the time. On MSNBC and other media networks, we see this nearly every other week. "Public Figures" such as Jesse Blackson ha! speaking about lets get rid of racism. So why keep speaking about it. Out of sight out of mind tried and true method.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 at 04:46 PM
    If the teller is African American, this guy is a racists.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 20, 2009 at 04:11 PM
    This man isn't a silly goose... he isn't a jerk... he is a thug that went to the bank to steal other people's money.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Feb 20, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    I am sure this will not be the first nor the last robbery to speak of here. There will probably be more as the economy weakens and bottoms out.
  • by to Concerned Citizen on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:00 PM
    I guess the detectives were too busy locking him up to sit by the phone and wait for a phone call. Good job GPD.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Feb 20, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    Can't believe he thought he wouldn't get caught. Hello!! Your mug shot was on camera. What a jerk. Great job on catching him.
  • by BRO MAN McKnight on Feb 20, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    Thats my daddy. I cant beleive he did this
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 20, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    If this guy got laid off and could never find another job or even could draw unemployment benefits, then it must be lots of other people that is the same way, and that means this nation is already going through hell. It's also like having a lot of well educated people getting laid off and having a hard time getting a job at all. If this leads to another depression, then an education, even a college education would not be worth a dime, unless if you have a specific major, such as in health, education, criminal justice, or something to where you have a legitimate chance to work with the government. Government jobs will always be the most stable jobs.
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